A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to assimilate food)
a. to digest
Tu organismo tarda más tiempo en digerir queso y pan blanco.Your body takes longer to digest cheese and white bread.
2. (to comprehend)
a. to assimilate
Mi hijo es inteligente y digiere conocimientos nuevos con rapidez.My son is intelligent and assimilates new knowledge quickly.
b. to absorb
A los empleados les cuesta digerir información nueva.The employees are having difficulties absorbing new information.
c. to take in
Los alumnos no digirieron la explicación del profesor.The students didn't take in what the professor explained.
3. (to cope with)
a. to digest
Me fue difícil digerir la muerte de mi mejor amigo.The death of my best friend was hard to digest.
b. to take in
Tengo una mala noticia que será difícil de digerir.I have some bad news that will be hard to take in.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (comida)
a. to digest
2. (noticia, hechos)
a. to assimilate, to take in
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transitive verb
1 [+comida] to digest
no puedo digerir a ese tío I can't stomach that guy (familiar)
2 [+opinión, noticia] to absorb; assimilate
le ha costado digerir su fracaso he's found it hard to take in his failure
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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